With his venom irresistible and bittersweet that loosener of limbs, Love reptile-like strikes me down
Some say an army of horsemen, or infantry, A fleet of ships is the fairest thing On the face of the black earth, but I say It's what one loves.
Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and fables.
All the while, believe me, I prayed our night would last twice as long.
Love shook my heart/ Like the wind on the mountain/ Troubling the oak-trees
Stand and face me, my love,and scatter the grace in your eyes.
Once again love drives me on, that loosener of limbs, bittersweet creature against which nothing can be done.
Someone, I tell you, in another time will remember us
You may forget but let me tell you this: someone in some future time will think of us
When I look on you a moment, then I can speak no more, but my tongue falls silent, and at once a delicate flame courses beneath my skin, and with my eyes I see nothing, and my ears hum, and a wet sweat bathes me and a trembling seizes me all over.
Last Update: 29 July 2021
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